Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Poinsettia Photo

It was taken at the Olbrich Garden end of December.

Poinsettia Flower Pin

I am so happy that I finished my 9th flower pin
tonite. It took me about 4 days and 8 hours. It
is a white Poinsettia.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Handmade Bicycle Rack

Dean made a handmade bicycle basket rack and
Jasmine was very happy to go for a bicycle ride.
It was taken last week and Jasmine was looking
at Dean.

Bead Journal Project Website

My page is up now. I am participating 2007
Bead Journal that I started in June and here
is the link to see my 8 projects and I have to
finish 4 more. There are wonderful member
pages, too. Click on 2007 BJP.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Orchid Photo

It was taken at Olbrich Botanical Garden and I
made a beaded orchid pin.

Friday, May 16, 2008

BJP January Page

I am done with my January page. It took me
about 10 hours to complete. I used purple
felt with black embossing powder. It is not
wool. I was going to find black felt but I am
glad that I used purple felt. I love the color
of resin flowers and green leaf beads. It
reminds me of a night flower garden. All the
seed beads are 15/0. The orchid pin is 2 3/4
inches in height and 3 1/2 inches wide.
I have started my ninth Poinsettia today.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

2007 BJP December Page

I finished my December page today. The white
mat is 8 x 10 and I am thinking to use black
shadow frames with easel on back and you
can remove them to wear a pin.

" Double Trouble " Dahlia flower pin. The pin is
3 1/2" width and 3" height.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

"Double Trouble " Dahlia

I did not know what kind of flower that I
beaded for my December page. At first I
thought it was Camellia. I have my mom's
old book that my brother gave me about a
year ago " The Colour Dictionary of Garden
Plants " Published in Collaboration with the
Royal Horticultural Society. It has 2048 photo
illustrations in colour. I found it similar to my
flower photo and beaded flower. It is a Dahlia
" Double Trouble." I did not take any 2007
flower photos in November and December.
The Dahlia flower photo was taken at the
Chicago Botanical Garden about 3 years ago.

I started my December page about 2 weeks ago
and I finished the flower last petal today so you
can see a little canvas cloth. Photographs will
follow. I am going to make a pin and work on the
felt background to sew with lucite flower and leaf
I bought canvas cloth from Office Depot to try and
loved it. I started to use canvas cloth with beads
on my October, November and December pages.
It is much faster than my old projects with paper
cut, draw and paint.